Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Caption Contest! For Easter!

"I wish I knew how to quit you!"

This reminds me of a post I did in 2006 titled. "The Easter Bunny Hates you!"

Here is the video showing what the Easter Bunny is doing when he isn't delivering eggs or hugging the President. (link to College Humor which has some NSFW content) Or you can look on You Tube.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Gmail's Got my Number

Found in my Gmail trash at the top of the tips section.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Awareness Test for Drivers

h/t to gradeschoolteach for this short, fun, insightful video.

As we are distracted by the big shiny moon of sex scandals involving high end five diamond prostitutes (no street walking for them) or the Bears and Sterns government bail out, let's keep an eye out for other nasty stuff. Smart companies and politicians will be dumping bad news this week. Listen. Watch. Pay attention.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Privacy and rule of Law Hero Mark Klein.

I spoke with one of the EFF lawyers about this case and asked how I could help.

He talked about the millions of dollars that were being spent by the telcos to get retroactive immunity and how it will take lots of regular people to care about this issue to convince the congress people to do something that shouldn't be hard, obey the constitution that they swore to uphold.

Watch the video, and if you want to read more go to EFF.org.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Melanie Morgan's Off KSFO. What does it Mean? Part 1

"KSFO was unable to renew Melanie's contract because of across-the-board budget cuts mandated by our parent company" Hmmm. How passive voice of them. How... emotionless.

I'm going to write much more about this in the future but if there are any media people who want my comments, drop me a line. I have LOTS of things to say and a few questions that I'd like to get answers for myself regarding this "non-contract renewal".

Right now I'd like people to notice a few things about this.

Sure Citadel can talk about generic "across the board cuts" because they don't have to break out WHO was costing them how much money. And I'm sure Morgan's supporters may decide it is a conspiricy by the liberals to get conseratives off the radio, but Morgan has no one to blame but herself for the station losing money which led to her contract not being renewed. All her future employers might want to notice this.

It was the advertisers who chose to go elsewhere rather than be associated with her and her co-hosts. We simply reflected back to the sponsors what the hosts were saying on their dime. Smart companies like Visa, MasterCard, Bank of America, FedEX, Borders Books, In and Burger and CSAAA all left KSFO when they realized that they didn't want their brand tainted by these kind of comments.

Why Morgan and not Rodgers, Sussman or "Officer Vic"?
It is curious to me that Morgan was the one whose contract was not renewed. Lee Rodgers, "Officer Vic" and Brian Sussman were also responsible for KSFO's loss of over 28 national and local advertisers in 2007 because of their violent rhetoric and anti-Muslim comments. Yes some advertisers were replaced, but a local ad might not pay as much as a national. Why are they still employed? Perhaps Citadel still sees them as an assets and not liabilities. Maybe they are paid less and are cheaper to keep.

More later.

Josh Richmond of Insidebayarea.com asked for my comments on the story and I responded.
If you would like to see more of my thoughts check out this link.
And be sure to note how Morgan's Move America Forward PR person responded. As someone who directly benefited from Morgan using her position on the station as a cash register for Move America Forward, I'm sure he is disappointed in the loss of the source of revenue. Revenue that he uses to attack me instead of "supporting the troops."

And as for his comment, "I’ll never respect someone who lives in anonymity yet seeks to speak as a public figure." Please. There is a reason I use a pseudonym. We all know what Morgan, Rodgers, Sussman and "Officer Vic" as well as the management at ABC Radio do when they get the identity of someone -- character assassination, threating with death and financial ruin. I wonder if Morgan's PR person would like to offer the home addresses and real names of Lee Rodgers, Brian Sussman, "Officer Vic." (Who is neither an Officer nor named Vic, his name is Tom.) Is he willing to offer that info up? Because I'm sure Lee Rodgers would love for you to make his information public.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Thank you for your kind words regarding my Dad's death

Thank you all for your thoughtful comments on my father's unexpected passing. So many people knew EXACTLY the right thing to say, which I believe says something about the quality of my readers and friends. It's hard to write about my Dad right now in this forum because I want to tell you all what a great person he was and proudly tell you who he was and that I am his son. But of course you all know the reason I need to protect my privacy. During this long smearing season the last thing I want is for his good name to be attacked by people whose job it is to sully the reputations of others for money and ratings.

Those of you who sent "virtual casseroles" I will be sending you personal thank you notes. At the funeral, my siblings' employers send flowers. It would have been nice to have some flowers there that said "In Honor of your Dad, from Spocko's friends in the Blogosphere" it would have confused the 99.8% of my relatives who don't know my other identity. But my mom knows and I told her about all the notes and donations that came in. I explained that they were like the flowers that my sibs place of employment sent or like the food trays sent over by neighbors and friends.
I wanted her to see that people around the world were thinking of us and praying for us. Getting notes and "virtual casseroles" from folks on the internet may seem new and different, but the connection is real, and the oldest rules of human relationships still apply. When someone is hurting, good people take note and offer comfort. Empathy is NOT something that we are missing. We know we are all connected and there are real people behind these pixels on a screen

One little tidbit about my dad, I got him first computer in 1996. He was great at face to face communications and used it to maintain his connections in a new fashion. He would have been pleased to see how many of my friends on the internet stopped by to express condolences.

I may write more later, but please know that your words, thoughts, donations, prayers and letters were incredible helpful and I am deeply grateful for your support during this time.